Ruellia purshiana

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAcanthaceae
Family (Traditional)Acanthaceae
GenusRuellia
SpeciesRuellia purshiana Fernald
Common NamePursh's wild petunia
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 8.0
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[S1S2] (State Rank); G3 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Grainger (TN), Hancock (TN), Jackson (TN), Jefferson (TN), Knox (TN), Loudon (TN), Monroe (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Shelby (TN), Sullivan (TN), Union (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, HTTU, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1931 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0030807 Knox Tennessee 17 May 1936 J.K. Underwood
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030815 Claiborne Tennessee 17 Jun 1989 H.R. DeSelm
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030818 Jefferson Tennessee 31 Oct 1999 H. R. DeSelm
not shown
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030810 Loudon Tennessee 15 May 1936 S. A. Cain and A. J. Sharp
4497
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030806 Knox Tennessee 02 Jun 1940 A.J. Sharp
729
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030803 Grainger Tennessee 10 Jun 2003 Dwayne Estes et al.
4879
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030824 Loudon Tennessee 15 May 1936 S. A. Cain, A. J. Sharp
4497
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0051471 Hancock Tennessee 19 May 2004 H. R. De Selm
19-Apr
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030817 Blount Tennessee 29 May 1979 H. R. deSelm
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0051449 Hancock Tennessee 04 Aug 2004 H. R. De Selm
18-Apr
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030823 Knox Tennessee 29 May 1934 Nelson Hodges
50
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030812 Sullivan Tennessee 05 Jun 1958 Bill Carrier
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030819 Knox Tennessee 31 May 1963 H.R. DeSelm with J.K. Underwood
31327
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
HTTU000811 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030808 Washington Tennessee 29 May 1997 Edward Schell
Not shown
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030811 Union Tennessee 27 May 1934 R. Rice
989
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030822 Knox Tennessee 13 Oct 1936 W. D. Billings, W. B. Drew
s.n.
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030847 Loudon Tennessee 19 Sep 1952 Sharp, Norris, MacLaughlin, Dietz, Woods.
16907
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0051483 Hancock Tennessee 28 Aug 2004 H. R. DeSelm
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0051366 Hancock Tennessee 10 Oct 2004 H.R. De Selm
18-Apr
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030813 Sullivan Tennessee 05 Jun 1958 Bill Carrier
s.n.
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030816 Carter Tennessee 05 Jun 1956 A. B. Grindstaff
Not shown
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030814 Monroe Tennessee 19 May 1963 Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Sharp, Gayle Jones, Carolyn Varner, Gwynn Ramsey
31273
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030809 Tennessee 1896-Not shown-Not shown Gaines Harrell
1
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030821 Knox Tennessee 23 May 1934 A.J. Sharp
882
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
APSC0030820 Knox Tennessee 22 May 1931 Mary B. Wilson
Not shown.
APSC
Ruellia purshiana
HTTU000813 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia purshiana
HTTU008056 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia purshiana
HTTU000815 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia purshiana
HTTU000810 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia purshiana
HTTU000816 Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia purshiana
UCHT026568 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia purshiana
BRIT67706 Knox Tennessee 02 Jun 1940 R. Kral
720
VDB
Ruellia purshiana
HTTU000814 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Ruellia purshiana
TENN-V-0244984 Union Tennessee 19 May 2011 Aaron Floden
1529
TENN
Ruellia purshiana
UCHT026569 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Ruellia purshiana
BRIT67708 Shelby Tennessee 22 Jun 1978 Paul Somers
1213
VDB
Ruellia purshiana
BRIT67707 Grainger Tennessee 27 Aug 2004 Dwayne Estes
06853
VDB
Ruellia purshiana
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